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6499495 Waste treatment system for suction canisters  
The present invention provides an apparatus and method for treatment of waste from suction canisters. The waste treatment system includes a canister-cleaning and a reservoir chamber. The...
6495045 Solid substance removing device  
A solid substance removing device comprising a body provided with a fluid inlet pipe and a fluid outlet pipe and a filtering part disposed between the fluid inlet pipe and the fluid outlet pipe...
6495111 Sterile tunnel or tube for aseptically operating packing machines  
The invention is concerned with so-called sterile tunnels or tubes on aseptically operating packing machines. During operation, sterile air und during the pre-sterilizing phase, sterilizing fluid...
6495095 Method for treating the liquid phase of contaminated materials  
A method for treating the liquid phase of contaminated materials that are disinfected or sterilized in a treatment chamber is provided, whereby a defined liquid collector area is provided in the...
6491881 Monitoring of sterilant apparatus and method for monitoring sterilant  
An apparatus for monitoring the concentration of an oxidative gas or vapor includes a chemical substance which reacts with the oxidative gas or vapor to produce a heat change. A temperature probe...
6485683 Headquarter vehicles for chemical biological nuclear defense  
Pyro sulfuric acid is employed to decontaminate air. Contaminated air is contacted with pyro sulfuric acid in a pyro sulfuric acid system, and released as decontaminated air. The system can be...
6485769 Food disinfection using ozone  
Methods and apparatus are provided for decreasing the bacteria count of a food commodity without affecting its overall organoleptic quality (taste, odor, and color). This is accomplished using a...
6485684 Fluid connection system for endoscope reprocessing with controlled leakage  
A fluid disinfection or sterilization system includes spray nozzles (26) for spraying an anti-microbial fluid on the exterior of an endoscope (14) supported in a microbial decontamination chamber...
6482358 Three part cup for packaging cleaning and sterilizing agents and sequential cutter  
A sequential delivery assembly (30) sequentially releases three different treatment materials into a fluid flow path (24) to form a treatment fluid with a composition which varies throughout a...
6461569 Method and apparatus for ultraviolet radiation catheter sterilization system  
Methods and apparatuses for sterlizng a catheter. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus comprises a UV radiation source, a catheter having a lumen which is surrounded by the catheter's wall,...
6458321 Sterilization system employing low frequency plasma  
A method and system for sterilizing an article is provided that includes use of a low frequency (LF) gas discharge plasma. The method includes placing the article in a vacuum chamber and...
6455017 Method and mobile apparatus for washdown and sanitizing  
Detergent cleaning is combined with ozone disinfection in a single, preferably mobile sanitizing unit. A detergent cleaning solution, preferably under pressure, is directed onto a surface to be...
6450188 Mechanized fumigation tent  
A fumigation tent includes a frame suspended from a structure by support cables, the frame having an underside; a tarp adapted to be mounted to the top side of the frame, the tarp hanging from the...
6451255 Dry booster  
A method for sterilizing the interior of the lumen, where a dry booster which does not contain liquid and which has a volume at least 2 times the volume of the lumen is attached to the end of the...
6447718 Apparatus and associated method for decontaminating contaminated matter with ultrasonic transient cavitation  
An apparatus and associated method for decontaminating contaminated matter, such as an object or substance, with ultrasonic transient cavitation is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a container...
6439246 Reverse flow cleaning method for medical devices  
A method for cleaning the lumens of a medical device such as an endoscope by providing a flow and a reverse flow of fluids in interconnected lumens of the medical device.
6440375 Super-absorbent instrument trayliner for sterilization process and method of sterilizing surgical instruments  
The present invention is directed to a super-absorbent trayliner for use in a sterilization process and, more particularly, to a super-absorbent trayliner for cushioning surgical instruments and...
6436357 Instrument bracket for use with a sterilizable tray  
A sterilizable bracket (10) for supporting medical instruments (22) includes a resilient body (12) that surrounds and encapsulates a relatively rigid metal skeleton (14) which is attached to a...
6436343 Method for the cold sterilization of a tunnel-type oven for pharmaceutical use, and oven for carrying out said method  
A method for the cold sterilization of a tunnel-type oven (1) for the hot sterilization of bottles, having an input chamber (3), a hot sterilization chamber (4), a cooling chamber (5) and a...
6419886 Tray  
For use in medical trays the filtering flat material (2) has to be such that no micro-organisms can penetrate through it. In order to arrange such a filter (1) for achieving closure of a tray's...
6412340 Cell detection mechanism  
A cassette sensing mechanism and a method for detecting the unevenness of a surface by detecting the difference between two paths on the surface. The mechanism contains two pawls connected to a...
6387332 Safety system  
A safety system for a gas process or facility for measuring the concentration of a specified gas in an area or chamber and determining whether it is safe to allow access to such area or chamber....
6379616 Sterilization apparatus  
A sterilization apparatus designed to receive an article requiring sterilization in which the apparatus comprises an aerosol generator operatively coupled to a sterilization chamber. The aerosol...
6379632 Endoscope cleaning and disinfecting unit  
An endoscope cleaning and disinfecting unit has an inlet arranged on its disinfectant solution tank through which a concentrated disinfectant solution is injected into the disinfectant solution...
6379617 Dialysis machine and process for its disinfection  
Dialysis machine with means for the on-line generation of at least one disinfecting agent that can be used for the disinfection of the dialysis machine as well as the process for the disinfection...
6379614 Apparatus and method for sterilizing an instrument at substantially room temperature  
An apparatus for sterilizing an instrument having an exterior surface at substantially room temperature includes a chamber having an interior compartment for receiving and housing the instrument....
6365115 Sterilization and storage container tray  
A surgical tray comprises a frame made of a synthetic plastic material having a metal plate insert floatably mounted in the frame and forming the tray bottom or floor.
6361751 Apparatus and method for disinfecting an endoscope  
The present invention provides an apparatus for disinfecting an endoscope with a disinfecting solution, and that minimizes the surface area and air exposure of the disinfecting solution. In...
6337048 Solubility and dispersibility by exposure to Ox  
A method and apparatus for significantly increasing the solubility and dispersibility of consumer products such as food products, botanicals, cosmetic ingredients and medical products is...
6337054 Method and apparatus for regulating heat flow in autoclaves  
The invention relates to a method in autoclaves, the autoclave being divided into imaginary areas, the areas being heated by the feeding of steam into the areas in order to heat goods which have...
6334472 Apparatus for sterilizing, filling and sealing packaging containers  
An apparatus for sterilizing, filling and sealing containers has a sterilization chamber, a cooling chamber, and a filling and sealing chamber, through which the containers are conveyed by means...
6328928 Method and for preparing container for filling, and method of filling container  
A method and a machine for preparing and filling containers with a product, for which method and machine the containers are grouped in rows at right angles to the transporting direction with the...
6325982 Method and apparatus for the deacidification of library materials  
A method and apparatus are provided for deacidifying cellulose based materials, especially books, magazines, and other bound or folded cellulose materials having a spine. The method includes...
6319479 Closure for a hinged sterilizer door  
A closure assembly (20) for engaging a door (14) across the opening (16) of a chamber (12) includes first and second triangular plates (28) and (30) which are pivotally connected to opposite...
6319480 Sterilized device in diffusion-restricted container  
A sterilized article is within the interior of a diffusion-restricted container. The container substantially prevents entry of microorganisms into the interior thereof. The container has at least...
6319463 Equipment for sterlizing soils  
The present invention relates to a method for sterilizing soils and of the equipment related thereto. The method comprises sequentially at least the following phases:--dispersion into the soil of...
6312646 Sterilization of elongate lumens  
A method of and system for sterilizing the internal surfaces of one or more elongate relatively narrow passages of interest contained in a device of interest, said passages having end openings and...
6286527 Reverse flow cleaning and sterilizing device and method  
A device and method for cleaning and sterilizing tubular structures particularly, long, narrow tubular structures such as lumens of a medical device such as an endoscope by reversing the flow of...
6264902 Instrument sterilization container having an improved latching mechanism  
A sterilization container for sterilizing, storing and transporting instruments is provided with a base portion having a plurality of drainage wells. The drainage wells comprise a downwardly...
6261518 Process and apparatus for plasma sterilizing with pulsed antimicrobial agent treatment  
A process and equipment for plasma sterilization in which articles in a sterilizing chamber are taken through at least one combination sterilizing cycle. The articles to be sterilized may include...
6260560 Device and method for cleaning and/or disinfecting endoscopes  
For the purpose of cleaning and/or disinfecting endoscopes having a plurality of channels, each channel is connected to a feedline, which is provided with a shut-off valve, for a cleaning and/or...
6245294 Method and apparatus for surface treatment of materials  
The killing of microorganisms on the surface of porous and non-porous materials including agricultural commodities is accomplished by use of methods and apparatus which expose the material to...
6235240 Gas recovery system  
Apparatus and methods for generating, administering, extracting and recovering sterilant gas for sterilizing and/or decontaminating enclosed spaces such as, for example, interior spaces of...
6228333 Device for catalytically dissolving hydrogen peroxide  
An apparatus for the catalytic decomposition of H2 O2 in an aqueous solution which is a contact lens care agent, wherein the catalyst is formed by a shaped body which is roughened by sand blasting...
6224828 Method for sterilization in a multi-compartment system  
A method for sterilizing the interior and the exterior of a lumen device in a multi-chambered compartment with an interface with an adjustable opening in the interface. The lumen is placed partly...
6217329 Maintenance apparatus for a medical or dental handpiece  
The invention relates to a maintenance apparatus (1) for medical or dental handpieces (17), having a housing (2), which encloses a free maintenance chamber (4) which is accessible by means of a...
6205611 Tooth and gum cleaning tool  
A tooth and gum cleaning tool for cleaning teeth and gums. The tooth and gum cleaning tool includes an elongate handle portion having first and second ends. A sponge portion is coupled to said...
6203767 Peracetic acid card reader and card style sensor  
A disposable sensor card (74) includes a polymeric substrate (80), such as polyester, printed with a plurality of electrodes (78), and a reuse-prevention system (150) which includes a fuse link...
6187265 Apparatus and method to deliver sterilants to articles having contact surfaces  
An apparatus and method for sterilizing devices having contact areas with an antimicrobial fluid such as hydrogen peroxide. If the device is a lumen, the lumen is held in an adaptor which is...
6171559 Toothbrush sterilization unit for home use  
A toothbrush sterilization unit for sterilizing the bristle-head of at least one toothbrush with a disinfectant. The toothbrush sterilization unit includes a housing having an interior...